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Definitions for categorical
ˌkæt ɪˈgɔr ɪ kəl, -ˈgɒr-cat·e·gor·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. categorical, categoricadjective

    relating to or included in a category or categories

  2. categoric, categorical, flat, unconditionaladjective

    not modified or restricted by reservations

    "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"

Wiktionary

  1. categoricaladjective

    absolute; having no exception

  2. categoricaladjective

    of, pertaining to, or using a category or categories

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Categoricaladjective

    Absolute; adequate; positive; equal to the thing to be expressed.

    Etymology: from category.

    The king’s commissioners desired to know whether the parliament’s commissioners did believe, that bishops were unlawful? To which they could never obtain a categorical answer. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    A single proposition, which is also categorical, may be divided again into simple and complex. Isaac Watts, Logick.

ChatGPT

  1. categorical

    Categorical refers to anything related to or divided into categories. In a broader sense, it usually describes a concept, statement, or assertion which is absolute, unqualified, or clearly defined, leaving no room for interpretation or ambiguity. The term is commonly used in various fields such as philosophy, mathematics, and logic, with slightly different connotations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Categoricaladjective

    of or pertaining to a category

  2. Categoricaladjective

    not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of categorical in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of categorical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of categorical in a Sentence

  1. John Roberts:

    It has specifically provided that it is a crime to lie under oath in the naturalization process, even about an immaterial matter, and it has provided that certain of those immaterial lies are categorical bars to naturalization.

  2. Fadwa Hammoud:

    The Flint Water Crisis is not some relic of the past. At this very moment the people of Flint continue to suffer from the categorical failure of public officials at all levels of government.

  3. Victoria Hoffman:

    I wanted to leave clients remembering a lifetime experience in certain ways- just as they were mesmerized from watching certain adventure expeditions on television, i realized there is an entire world of categorical experiences that people are not talking about. Is it because it is too challenging to acquire or because people are not aware that such experiences exist.

  4. Justice Department lawyer Robert Parker:

    Congress has specifically attended to all false statements under oath in these types of proceedings, it has specifically provided that it is a crime to lie under oath in the naturalization process, even about an immaterial matter, and it has provided that certain of those immaterial lies are categorical bars to naturalization.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage.

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    • A. extroversive
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    • C. contagious
    • D. incumbent

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